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Practicing International Commercial Law in Africa and the Middle East

Tuesday, March 19, 2019,

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  • Location: Vanderbilt Law School • 131 21st Ave South • Nashville, TN 37203
  • Room: Moore Room

Please join the International Law Society for an event on practicing international commercial law in Africa and the Middle East.

Nneoma Nwogu is a senior counsel at the World Bank where she specializes in development financial transactions in Africa and the Middle East. She is also an adjunct professor at American University's Washington College of Law. Prior to working at the World Bank she practiced international commercial law as an associate at Hogan Lovells. Ms. Nwogu will appear via Skype.

Christine M. Makori, senior counsel, is on a development assignment with the Africa Energy team (Energy and Extractives Global Practice) from the Legal Vice Presidency. As senior counsel, Ms. Makori was a core member of teams designing, appraising and supervising Bank-financed projects and programs in the Africa and MNA regions. She assisted her teams in structuring the legal aspects of the project or program finance and led the negotiations with the borrowers. Ms. Makori has worked on projects in Sierra Leone, Uganda, Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Liberia, Malawi, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Iraq and Lebanon. Ms. Makori also served as a Board Operations Officer in the Policy and Operations Unit of the WBG Corporate Secretariat over a two-year period.    Prior to joining the World Bank, Ms. Makori worked at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and the World Trade Organization in Geneva. She started her legal career as an Advocate in Nairobi, Kenya. Ms. Makori will appear via Skype.

Visitors should park in the Terrace Place Garage, spaces 41-92, at the corner of 21st Ave. South and Terrace Place, or the Wesley Place Garage, spaces 52-170, at the corner of 21st Ave. South and Scarritt Place.  Parking costs range from $4.00 to $12.00 at these garages.  Both are within walking distance of the law school.